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Si web small Si is a 10-month-old male pitbull mix! He came from a family who got divorced and could no longer care for him. Si is a little shy and unsure of new situations sometimes, but he likes car rides and will do well with some patient confidence-building! He has done well with other dogs in his previous home, and slept in bed with the teenager in the house. Si’s adoption fee is $100, which includes his neuter, vaccinations, microchip, and a bag of food!

 

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  1. Did this couple get rid of their children too when they got divorced? No wonder they got divorced. They don’t know the meaning of the word commitment.

    Don’t get a pet unless you are in it for its whole life.

  2. I hope this is a dog from the Evansville Animal Care & Control Shelter! EACC has one of the highest release rates in the country because of the local pet rescue groups, but still needs more adoptions directly out of the shelter. It seems as if VHS gets almost all the publicity and funding but EACC saves many more pets, and could do much more if they received more attention.

    • Please let me correct some things in this post. This dog is from Vanderburgh Humane Society. VHS receives NO PUBLIC FUNDING and any publicity they receive is done by them. They must go out and seek it and in many cases pay for it. I would say that if EACC has a high release rate it is because local humane organizations including It Takes a Village, Another Chance For Animals, and Vanderburgh Humane Society pull animals out of EACC to facilitate adoption themselves. This would look good on ACC’s books but may not show the true picture of how these animals are being adopted.

      You are correct that the two local non-profits (It takes a village and Another Chance for animals) have made a huge difference in adoptions coming out of Evansville Animal Cara and Control and I applaud them. However I would question that it is EACC that “saves more pets.” I would say that all the local non-profit humane groups do the saving. VHS takes in strays as well as EACC. It has a thorough and comprehensive intake process with physical exam, lab tests, and temperament evaluation, and does provide a detailed adoption process. All this is very beneficial to the adopter to the animal and is also expensive, and EACC does not do these things to a great extent.

      VHS and other non-profits mentioned above must work hard for funding through fundraising events, fund drives, grants etc all of which require much time and energy on the part of staff and volunteers. This is extra work on top of all the work in house of caring for the animals, cleaning, adopting etc. And donations have been way down since the financial recession beginning in 2007. But EACC has not been effected by lack of dollars to my knowledge because it receives government support.

      EACC is funded entirely by your tax dollars. So if there are issues about EACC and its performance, please address them with the city. I would say a first step is to discuss a spay/neuter ordinance for the city/county. There would be great opportunities for the local government and the Vanderburgh Humane Society Spay/Neuter Clinic to work together to greatly decrease the numbers of puppies and kittens born so that they would not end up in shelters of any sort. VHS’s low cost spay/neuter clinic serves not only our county but all surrounding areas as well and stretches into KY and IL. Every animal adopted from VHS is fixed before it goes home and VHS works in conjunction with many other humane organizations to help them do the same.

      Currently, through a Petsmart grant, VHS is running two programs, “Cat snip in your zip”, and “Pit Stop”. These programs provide free spay/neuters for cats and pit bulls. The current zip code for cats in 47710. Please call them to get particulars on how to take advantage of these services.

      I am a supporter of all the humane organizations in the local area. Another great group is the PCPP, the Posey County Pound Puppies. They have made a great difference in Posey County and Mt. Vernon Animal Control Organizations where, before PCPP came on the scene there were NO adoptions out of animal control. They can be found at The Pet Food Center North every Sunday from 11:00 to 4:00 for an adoption event.

      • Thank you for the PSA and a tip of the hat to all of the above organizations.

        I donate regularly to the VHS, Another Chance, ITV and PCPP.

        These people work tirelessly to help these animals and yes for Dog’s sake please get your dogs and cats spayed.

        Both of our Dogs are rescue dogs and bring our family great joy.

        • Thanks Brains! Your support of all these organizations is wonderful and very needed. I am not sure what your background is but I am on the procurement committee for the VHS annual charity auction which is held the last Sat. in April. It is the biggest fundraising event every year for VHS. If you could help in any way with a donation of an item to auction or a monetary gift, please contact me through the VHS shelter at 426-2563 and ask for Diane. She can take a message for me. (She is an employee and I am a volunteer.) If you cannot, please think about attending the event anyway. It is a fun evening. Thanks, Martha

  3. Anyone know what spaying/neutering costs these days? Seems if they got that down to a really cheap price or even free that would really help the stray problem.

    • Hi Ghost,
      What spay or neuter costs depends on the individual vet, but I can tell you that VHS’s low cost spay/neuter clinic is the lowest place in the entire tri-state area and does a great job. Your suggestion is well-meaning I know but even with free s/n, people in Evansville are not well educated enough to take advantage of it and it costs animals their lives every day. Things are improving but there is a long way to go to educate the public about the responsibility involved with their pets long-term. The other factor is just plain caring. It is sad to say that many children grow up with very poor examples in life about many things, and the care of another sentient being is one of these.

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